Drug names in Chinese Characters

Obtaining the correct medication in a different country can be difficult but often the written medical terminology is similar due to the Latin language roots in many countries.

However in China, the written language uses characters which can make it near impossible to find the medicine you require.

Below is a list of western medication in Chinese characters:

Antacids(Stomach Issues)
Cimetidine西米替丁
Famotidine法莫替丁
Nizatidine尼扎替定
Omeprazole奥美拉唑
Ranitidine雷尼替丁
Antibiotics (Bacterial Infections)
Acetylspiramycin乙酰螺旋霉素
Amoxicillin  (Amoxil)阿莫西林
Ampicillin氨苄青霉素
Augmentin奥格门丁 (力百汀)
Azithromycin   (Zithromax)阿奇霉素
Bactrim  (TMP-SMZ)复方黄 
Cefaclor  (Ceclor)头孢克洛
Cefazolin先锋Ⅴ
Ceftriaxone头孢曲松钠
Cephalexin头孢氨苄
Cephradin先锋Ⅵ
Ceporexin先锋Ⅳ
Chloramphenicol绿霉素
Ciprofloxicin环丙沙星
Erythromycin红霉素
Furadantin呋喃四啶
Gentamycin庆大霉素
Kanamycin卡那霉素
Lincomycin林可霉素
Macrodantin   (nitrofurantoin)呋喃妥因
Metronidazole甲硝唑
Norfloxacin氟哌酸
Ofloxacin氟嗪酸
Oxacillin新青霉素Ⅱ号
Oxytetracyclin土霉素
Penicillin青霉素
SMP-TMZ复方新诺明
SMZ – CO百炎净
Streptomycin链霉素
Tetracycline四环霉素
Antifungals
Clotrimazole克霉唑
Diflucan  (Fluconazole)大扶康 (氟康唑)
Ketonconazole酮康唑 (里素苏 –  Nizoral)
Miconazole咪康唑
Antihistamines (Allergies)
Cetrizine  (Zyrtec)二盐酸西替利嗪
Diphenhydramine   (Benadryl)苯海拉明
Loratadine  (Claritin)氯雷他顶
Antihypertensive(High Blood Pressure)
Amlodipine阿罗地平
Capoten开扑通
Enalapril依那普利
Reserpine利血平
Antiseizure(Epilepsy)
Carbamazepine卡马西平
Luminal鲁米那
Phenytoin  Sodium苯灵黄钠
Antivirals(Viral Infections)
Acyclovir阿昔洛韦
Ribavirin病毒唑
Antiworm
Albendazole阿苯达唑
Mebendazole甲苯咪唑
Asthma
Albuterol  (Ventolin)沙丁胺醇
Aminophylline氨茶碱
Ipratopium  (Atrovent)异丙托品
Cardiac(Heart Issues)
Adrenaline肾上腺素
Atropine阿托品
Digoxin地高率
Dobutamine多巴酚丁唑
Dopamine多巴胺
Noradrenaline去甲肾上腺素
Diabetes
Insulin胰岛素
Diuretic(Fluid retention)
Lasix速尿
Spironlactone氨体镁通
Nutritional Supplements
Multivitamins综合维生素
Centrum善存
Calcium  Gluconate葡萄糖酸钙
Protein  Powder(muscle building)蛋白粉
Omega-3  Fish Oil鱼油
Glucosamine氨基葡萄糖
Probiotics益 生 素
Steroids
Beclomethasone   (Beconase, Vanceril, others)倍氯米松 (伯克纳)
Budesonide  (Pulmocort)布地奈德 (普米克)
Cortisol氢化可的松
Deramethasone地赛米松
Fluticasone   (Flixonase)氟替卡松
Prednisone强的松
Symptomatic (General Symptom Treatment)
Acetominophine泰诺林 (Tylenol brand)
Aspirin阿斯匹林
Astemizole息斯敏
Benadryl   (Diphenhydramine)苯海拉明
Chloral  Hydrate水合氯醛
Ephedrine麻黄素
Fenbid芬必得
Guaifenesin愈创木酚
Ibuprofen布洛芬
Indomethacin消炎痛
Lidocaine利多卡因
Losec洛赛克
Meclizine美克洛嗪
Oral  Rehydrating  Solution (ORS)口服补液盐
Phenergan非那根
Pseudoephedrine伪麻黄碱
Eye Drops  (general  term)眼药水
Topical Steroids
Hydrocortisone  1/2%氢化可的松
Topicals(Skin Issues)
Anesthetics  (general  term)麻醉药
Antifungal抗真菌药
Emla恩纳
Lamisil  (Terbinafine)兰美抒片剂
Steroid激素
Topical  ointment  (general term)软膏
Other
Glucose葡萄糖
KCL氯化钾
Magnesium  Sulfate硫酸镁
Mannitol甘露醇
RhoGAM  (Rh-immune  globulin)Rh免疫球蛋白
Sodium  Citrate枸络酸纳
Terbutaline搏利康尼
Valium安定
Yeast酵母片
Mosquito  Repellent驱蚊剂

Remember! These are only translations of medications and you should always check with a health care professional before taking them.

For medical emergencies in China call 120 for the ambulance service but if you have difficulties with communication you can always try the 110 police line that often has more English speaking staff.

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